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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, highly heritable complex disorder of unknown aetiology characterized by hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation and defects in glucose homeostasis. Increased luteinizing hormone relative to follicle-stimulating hormone secretion, insulin resistance and developmental exposure to androgens are hypothesized to play a(More)
Idiopathic anejaculation is a relatively rare cause of sexual dysfunction that usually presents as an infertility problem. When such patients have nocturnal emissions the problem is usually considered psychogenic and referral is made to a psychiatrist. Various treatments for this condition have been described including psychotherapy, sexual, marital and(More)
PURPOSE We investigate internal and external sphincter responses during penile vibratory stimulation and electroejaculation in men with spinal cord injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ejaculation induction with simultaneous recording of external and internal sphincter pressures was performed in 9 spinal cord injured men. Of the patients with upper motor neuron(More)
IVF remains one of the most exciting modern scientific developments and continues to have a tremendous impact on people's lives. Since its beginnings, scientists have studied and critically analysed the techniques in order to find ways to improve outcomes; however, little has changed with the actual technology and equipment of IVF. Semen is still processed(More)
PURPOSE We defined basic guidelines for transcutaneous mechanical nerve stimulation in modifying pelvic floor responses in women and determined the efficacy of transcutaneous mechanical nerve stimulation in treating stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Perineal and clitoral transcutaneous mechanical nerve stimulation was performed in healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of penile vibratory stimulation (PVS) in the preservation and restoration of erectile function and urinary continence in conjunction with nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (RP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The present study was conducted between July 2010 and March 2013 as a randomized prospective trial at two university(More)
MAIN PROBLEM Testosterone replacement therapy inhibits spermatogenesis, representing a problem for hypogonadal men of reproductive age. METHODS A literature review of PubMed from 1990-2013. Semen analysis and pregnancy outcomes, time to recovery of spermatogenesis, serum and intratesticular testosterone levels were examined. RESULTS Exogenous(More)
INTRODUCTION Autoinflation is a troublesome complication following penile prosthesis placement that may be potentiated by prevesical scarring following radical prostatectomy. We evaluated the frequency of autoinflation and other complications following penile prosthesis placement in radical prostatectomy patients and controls as a surrogate to establishing(More)
Fifteen patients underwent successful laparoscopic procedures where a new blunt-tipped trocar was used both to gain initial access to and to insufflate the abdominal cavity. The use of this new trocar obviates the need for the use of the Veress needle and appears to be both time-saving and possibly safer. Unlike the Hasson-type trocar, the blunt trocar(More)